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    Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs - When to Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor immediately if you suddenly have severe leg pain; numbness; or pale, blue-black skin.

    Call your doctor if you have:

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    • Leg pain that begins after you walk a certain distance and that goes away when you rest (intermittent claudication).
    • Foot or toe pain when you are resting.

    Who to see

    Health professionals who may be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) include:

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: August 13, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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